Nov. 25th, 2018

Nov. 25th, 2018 01:48 pm


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I spent this last Thanksgiving week at home with my family in the greater Boston area, which has been a wonderfully relaxing break from all the goings-on of my ordinary life in the Bay Area. Since I planned to get a little bit of work done for a client, I brought with me some development boards, including a Lattice MachXO3L eval kit. I had a productive Monday and Tuesday, getting quite a lot done, testing all the while in simulation, but by Friday, I was ready to test on hardware, and this posed a problem: the tool to program a bitstream onto the board runs on Windows and Linux, but I only had my Mac with me. I considered all the obvious solutions to this problem, weighed them each on their individual merits, and then discarded them all and chose the most complicated unreasonable approach possible.

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